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Translogic 181: Energica Ego electric motorcycle

Translogic's Jonathon Buckley takes to the hills of Mulholland atop the Energica Ego, an all-electric performance motorcycle out of Italy. And while our ride takes place in the US, Energica CEO Livia Cevolini joins the conversation from across the pond to give us details on one of the world's first …

Motorcycles

U.S. Sets Goal for Faster Supercomputers. Much, Much Faster.

President Obama has announced an ambitious plan to build the world’s fastest computer, a machine capable of speeds far beyond technology’s current reach, in a bid to enlarge the frontiers of fields including medicine, biology and astronomy.

By 2025, the government will aim to create a machine …

News (Europe)

ScopeAR Beams An Expert To You Through Augmented Reality

Everyone needs an expert sometimes; a helping hand to point you in the right direction so you can get the job done.

Maybe you’re a mechanic working on an exotic car. You know everything there is to know about cars in general — but only a handful of people really know this car. Alas, they’re all on the …

Augmented Reality

Facebook Finally Reveals Its Own Internet Drone, And It’s Huge

'Aquila' will beam invisible internet lasers from the sky

While Project Loon found an initial home in Sri Lanka, Facebook has its own update for its plan to provide wireless internet from the skies.

Mark Zuckerberg announced the completion of Aquila, Facebook’s first full-scale aircraft designed to …

Facebook

How The Industrial Sector Will Drive Massive Growth To The Internet Of Things

Consumer electronics may generate headlines, but it is business that will provide growth in the ever-evolving Internet of Things, says a recently …

Internet of Things

How to plan for buying or upgrading to new technology

It's not a question of when something wears out; it's a question of when it becomes outdated.

Upgrades

Bionic eye technology could more rapidly spot assembly line faults

Scientists are developing a 'bionic eye' that could be used by manufacturers to improve monitoring of industrial assembly lines.

At the back of the …

Robots

We were blown away by the HTC Vive virtual reality headset

Oculus may be in big trouble thanks to the HTC Vive. First seen at Mobile World Congress in March, the world has stood up and taken notice of the Vive. Created in partnership between HTC and Valve, this system uses a combination of a VR headset and laser guidance that allows the participant to have …

Virtual Reality

Google's Balloons Will Provide An Entire Country With Wi-Fi

Hint: It's a small country

Google’s plan to bring internet to the world via balloon has found a toehold in central Asia. The government of Sri Lanka announced this week that Google’s Project Loon will provide "affordable high-speed" internet coverage for the entire country, beamed from balloons …

Google

3D brain map reveals connections between cells in nano-scale

Scientists have created an unprecedented high-resolution map of the brain that reveals structures as small as those found in individual nerve cells.

They produced the 3D map from a compilation of images taken with nanoscale resolution, making it possible to pick out features measured in millionths …

The Brain

The Origami Robots

The next entrant into the robot race: miniature, origami-inspired machines that are controlled by magnetic fields:MIT researchers debuted these tiny …

Robots

These Are The World’s Leading Startup Cities

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This story originally appeared on Citylab.

Silicon Valley and the San Francisco Bay Area have long been the world leaders in high-tech startups, giving rise to cutting-edge companies from Apple and Intel to Google, Facebook, and Twitter. But recent years have seen the rise of an …

Startups (India)

VCs Aren’t Hard of Hearing for Innovation As Investments For Hearables Surge

Editor’s Note: Ruochen Huang is an intern at CrunchBase and an undergraduate at the University of California, Berkeley.

These days the hardware you put in your ear can do much more than just play music.

Although new technologies are just coming to market, the earworn wearables sector has companies …

Hearing Aids

Why zero delivery time could be the future of retail

Technology continues to make it possible to optimize every aspect of business, meaning that “zero” as a business goal — zero excess capacity, zero waste, zero errors — is now theoretically possible. Just think of how the rise of the sharing economy has led to the success of the zero marginal cost …

Amazon

With a 3D-Printed Instrument, This Musician is Composing the Future

Onyx Ashanti performing in his exo-voice.

Often, it begins in the dark. When the LEDs light up -- in red, yellow, blue, green, and purple -- the face inside the mask becomes faintly perceptible. But before the gathering crowd can identify the man, the music comes on. It comes in swells and ribbons. …

The Future

An Automated Answer for Network Transparency

Let’s face it. Danger lurks inside every enterprise network, and when it hits, addressing the crisis with manual processes that are inefficient and error-prone can take days – or even weeks – to resolve. If you’ve ever been in a situation like this, minutes can seem like hours. You’re aware that …

Cisco Systems

F5 Agility 2015, Washington DC – Exciting week awaits us

Only a few weeks remain for the Fall season to officially set in, and it’s still quite hot in Washington DC. The fast approaching F5 Agility event is further adding a sizzle to the conference scene at the Gaylord National resort and convention center in DC.

During Aug 4-7, we are going to hear F5’s

Washington D.C.

Unicorns and Global Digital Disruption (Part II)

In my last blog, we talked about the current age of digital disruption and how unicorns are changing the tech landscape.

What Does This Mean For You Though?

As a result, IT and LoBs are under more competitive pressure than ever before. A new wave of disruption faces them – hence, businesses need to …

Unicorns

OK, Google: Please Collect Air Pollution Data With Street View Cars

Imagine asking your phone to calculate the optimal route for cycling to work while enjoying the best air quality, or calculating whether it's better to just take the train or bus to reduce pollution. Similar requests might soon be possible.

On Tuesday, Google and Aclima, a San Francisco-based …

Pollution

Cisco’s Diane Gongaware on ‘Internet of Everything’ Trends in the Public Sector

Cisco describes the “Internet of Everything” concept as the many connections that link people, data, process and things and technology transitions …

Cisco Systems

Lighting a beacon

SITA, an aviation technology firm, reported last month that 44% of airlines planned to install beacon technology over the next three years. Beacons …

Travel Technology

Can Big Data Help Catch A Crime Gang That Operates Across 36 States?

How do you catch a notorious crime gang that operates across 36 states, is constantly on the move, and operates by recruiting locals to carry out the dirty work while the ringleaders hide out in motels and safe houses?

This is the challenge facing the task force set up to tackle what has become …

Big Data

The Internet of Things: a new frontier for enterprising entrepreneurs

The Internet of Things is set to disrupt everything from homewares to healthcare, writes Cade Witnish, managing director of Loud&Clear.

Imagine if …

Internet of Things

Smart Cities: How Do I Know When My City Is Smart?

A report published at the start of July revealed “widespread ignorance of the UK’s efforts to smarten up its cities.” The clear focus of the report is on public awareness and perception of smart initiatives and the elusive Smart City itself. The authors go on to suggest that without the proper …

Smart Cities

This is what happens when you bring a 4K camera to space

Cameras

Qualcomm's wireless charging tech now works on metal phones

Until now, you've had a choice: a smartphone with a sleek metal chassis, or one that played nice with wireless charging standards. Those days may be over. Qualcomm just announced that its WiPower charging technology can now power smartphones, tablets and other devices with metal cases. The updated …

Wireless

Watch these super-fast futuristic drones race like crazy

This CEO loves drones so much he filmed a tour of his office with one

Taboola CEO Adam Singolda (left) at the controls.

Adam Singolda, the CEO of Taboola — the online content auto-recommendation platform valued at more than $1 billion — has a couple of new toys: Drones.

Almost every spare moment he gets, Singolda is flying and filming, so it made sense to take the …

'Henry' is Oculus' first, emotional step to making AI characters

If you've ever spent time in the company of young children watching colorful and cartoony TV shows geared to their innocence -- say something on Sprout or Nick Jr. -- then you'll know what it is to live in the world of Henry. The computer-animated virtual reality short about a lonely hedgehog is …

Virtual Reality

Flippin' heck, meet the Internet of Things wallpaper

LEDs, pah! UK inventor cooks up cheap fabric alternative to giant displaysBritish inventor Andrew Fentem has come up with a way of cheaply turning …

Internet of Things